Hull Kingston Rovers 14-42 Castleford Tigers

Friday 1st June 2018
KO: 20:00 - Round: 4

14-42 FT

HT: 4 28

Attendance: 7,074

Official: J Child

Venue: Hull College Craven Park

  • Hull Kingston Rovers

  • Tries
    Ryan Shaw 2, Chris Clarkson,

  • Goals
    Ryan Shaw,

  • Drop Goals

  • Castleford Tigers

  • Tries
    Kieran Gill 2, Greg Eden, Alex Foster, Matt Cook, Michael Shenton, Jy Hitchcox 2,

  • Goals
    Jamie Ellis 5,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Castleford Tigers climbed to fourth in the Betfred Super League table after beating Hull KR 42-14 at KCOM Craven Park.

The game was rearranged after the initial fixture was postponed in March because of snow.

The Tigers blew Rovers away with an impressive first half showing that saw them lead 28-4 at the break.

Kieran Gill (2), Greg Eden, Alex Foster, Matt Cook, Michael Shenton and Jy Hitchcox (2) scored for the visitors who bounced back from last week's 40-18 defeat at home to leaders St Helens.

Ryan Shaw (2) and Chris Clarkson scored tries for the home side who remain three points adrift of the top eight.

Tigers coach Daryl Powell was full of praise for his players after challenging them to toughen up after their loss to Saints.

"We started the game on fire," Powell said.

"The first 20 minutes was outstanding, as good as we've been in all sorts of ways - defensively, control of the game, our kicking game was good and we scored some good tries.

"We want to be a better defensive team and I thought our attitude was fantastic. We looked after their threats and applied a plan very well.

"Defensively we've set ourselves a standard and hopefully we'll start to find that consistency over the next few weeks."

Rovers coach Tim Sheens admits it was a case of damage limitation for his players after Castleford scored four tries in the opening quarter.

"The game was over after 20 minutes," Sheens said.

"We said at that stage all we can try to do is win the second half and it was 10-10 until they scored again at the end.

"We stemmed the tide and at least pulled back and gave our supporters something to cheer about."

  • 79: TRY! scored for Castleford by Jy Hitchcox
  • 76: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 65: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 64: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Chris Clarkson
  • 60: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jamie Ellis
  • 59: TRY! scored for Castleford by Jy Hitchcox
  • 51: TRY! scored for Castleford by Kieran Gill
  • 33: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jamie Ellis
  • 32: TRY! scored for Castleford by Michael Shenton
  • 29: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 20: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jamie Ellis
  • 19: TRY! scored for Castleford by Matt Cook
  • 14: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jamie Ellis
  • 14: TRY! scored for Castleford by Alex Foster
  • 10: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jamie Ellis
  • 9: TRY! scored for Castleford by Greg Eden
  • 6: TRY! scored for Castleford by Kieran Gill
  • Key Performers

    Mike McMeeken

    Metres: 167

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Hull KR 3
    Tigers 8

    Goals:

    Hull KR 1
    Tigers 5

    METRES:

    Hull KR 904
    Tigers 1451

    CARRIES:

    Hull KR 156
    Tigers 193

    TACKLES:

    Hull KR 340
    Tigers 294

    OFFLOADS:

    Hull KR 7
    Tigers 9

    PENALTIES:

    Hull KR 5
    Tigers 7

    BREAKS:

    Hull KR 5
    Tigers 13

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Kieren Moss 0 0 6 1 0 2 1 13 85 6.54 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Maurice Blair 0 1 16 2 4 4 3 13 81 6.23 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 1
    James Greenwood 0 0 35 10 3 3 0 10 80 8.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Adam Quinlan 0 1 6 0 3 6 1 13 73 5.62 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Ryan Shaw 2 0 4 1 2 3 0 13 64 4.92 0 3 1 0 1 2 0 0
    Chris Atkin 0 0 9 1 2 4 2 10 64 6.40 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mose Masoe 0 0 23 4 5 1 0 7 61 8.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Junior Vaivai 0 0 9 0 2 4 0 8 59 7.38 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Chris Clarkson 1 0 31 5 2 1 0 9 52 5.78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Tickle 0 0 28 6 5 0 0 11 49 4.45 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ben Kavanagh 0 0 27 4 2 1 0 7 44 6.29 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Walne 0 0 24 3 0 1 0 11 44 4.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Liam Salter 0 1 12 1 4 1 0 11 43 3.91 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Nick Scruton 0 0 26 4 4 2 0 8 37 4.63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Aaron Smith 0 0 41 11 2 0 0 7 32 4.57 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
    James Donaldson 0 0 22 3 1 1 0 3 25 8.33 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tommy Lee 0 0 21 3 1 0 0 2 11 5.50 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Mike McMeeken 0 0 32 5 4 2 0 19 167 8.79 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 3
    Grant Millington 0 0 25 5 5 1 0 20 140 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Matthew Cook 1 0 22 6 1 2 0 16 130 8.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Michael Shenton 1 1 12 2 1 5 0 12 120 10.00 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Eden 1 1 2 0 2 8 0 11 113 10.27 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Kieran Gill 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 14 101 7.21 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Jy Hitchcox 2 0 4 0 2 7 0 13 101 7.77 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Nathan Massey 0 0 19 8 0 3 0 14 100 7.14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jesse Sene-Lafao 0 0 17 3 4 0 0 11 92 8.36 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Alex Foster 1 0 18 5 2 3 0 10 84 8.40 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Milner 0 0 19 2 3 2 0 8 63 7.88 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Joe Wardle 0 0 22 6 1 2 0 9 58 6.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oliver Holmes 0 0 19 7 0 2 0 10 47 4.70 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Liam Watts 0 0 20 5 2 0 1 7 44 6.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Paul McShane 0 3 34 6 4 2 2 8 33 4.13 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jamie Ellis 0 2 13 2 2 1 5 6 29 4.83 1 0 2 0 5 3 0 1
    Jake Trueman 0 0 14 4 1 1 4 5 29 5.80 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties